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Lamar Opera Theatre presents "La Traviata"

May 03, 2019
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Fine Arts
Rothwell Recital Hall

The Lamar Opera Theatre will present La Traviata, a modernized opera presented in four chapters, sung in Italian with supertitles.

La Traviata, one of the world’s most popular operas, was composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and premiered in 1853 at La Teatro Fenice in Venice. Based upon the 1852 play by Alexandre Dumas Fils (La Dame aux camélias), the opera marked a large step forward for Verdi in his quest to express dramatic ideas in music.

La Traviata means the fallen woman, or the one who goes astray, and refers to the heroine of the show, Violetta Valéry, a courtesan. The plot of the opera revolves around her love affair with Alfredo Germont, the sacrifice she has to make for true love and ultimately, her death.

Lamar Opera Workshop and Opera Theatre proudly provide a multitude of enriching performance experiences for both graduate and undergraduate students with operatic potential. The goal is to teach students the skills necessary to perform on the operatic stage with confidence and to prepare them for further study in the field of vocal performance. They have the opportunity to work with artist teachers and dedicated educators who bring a wealth of professional experience into the academic setting. In addition, Lamar Opera Theatre directs itself toward becoming La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdiaccessible to all segments of the greater community in the greater Beaumont area by promoting and increasing public knowledge and appreciation of opera.

Admission to La Traviata is free and open to the public.

Department of Music

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